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Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.11)
pp: 22-27
Thomas C. Jepsen , IT consultant
ABSTRACT
This tutorial article describes some definitions of "ontology" as it relates to computer applications and gives an overview of some common ontology-based applications.
INDEX TERMS
ontology, transcendent, immanent, knowledge management, knowledge representation, Unified Modeling Language (UML), Web Ontology Language (OWL), semantic network, class, instance, IT Professional
CITATION
Thomas C. Jepsen, "Just What Is an Ontology, Anyway?", IT Professional, vol.11, no. 5, pp. 22-27, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MITP.2009.105
REFERENCES
1. Ontology Definition Metamodel, OMG document number ptc/2007-09-09, Object Management Group, Nov. 2007.
2. "OWL Web Ontology Overview," W3C Recommendation, 10 Feb. 2004; www.w3.org/TR/2004REC-owl-features-20040210 /.
3. T. Gruber, "Toward Principles for the Design of Ontologies Used for Knowledge Sharing," Int'l J. Human-Computer Studies, vol. 43, nos. 5–6, 1995, pp. 907–928.
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